SANTA CLARA, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – On the eve of Super Bowl XLIX, the 49th edition of the NFL football championship, the new logo for the 50th edition was unveiled today – exclusively to The Adobo Chronicles.
The 2016 Super Bowl will be held in Santa Clara, California, at the new Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco (or is it Santa Clara) 49ers.
For many years, the NFL struggled with coming up a logo design because many football fans don’t know how to read Roman Numerals. There have been rumors that the NFL will eventually get rid of Roman Numerals and stick to the easier-to-read Arabic numbers.
The NFL saw a perfect opportunity to make the change in 2016, the 50th Super Bowl. The 2016 logo gets rid of the Roman Numeral — well sort of — and uses the appropriate color scheme of gold which is usually associated with the number 50, as in golden anniversaries.
The logo still uses the Roman Numeral for 50 — which is ‘L’ — but it is attached to ‘BOWL’ so that it reads ‘BOWLL.’
What a simple, brilliant logo design, we think!